By Daniel M. Gerstein Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C–A Russian secret agent living in London, Alexander Litvinenko, met with two former countrymen for tea at a local establishment on Nov. 1, 2006. Later that afternoon, he became ill. Three weeks later, he was dead, the result of radioactive Polonium-210 poisoning blamed on the Russians.
By Amanda Kadlec Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C–Tunisia’s transition from the authoritarian era looks increasingly unstable. Just last month, thousands gathered
By Regina Nsubuga Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C–Africa lives on $1.25 a day or less, a principal factor in causing widespread hunger. Parents cannot afford to give food to their school going children every school day.
By William Courtney Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C.–his weekend in Vienna a second international conference in as many weeks will seek to advance a dialogue on ending the war in Syria.
By Etienne Murgues Concepts & Thoughts Toronto, Ontario—The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) introduced as the biggest multilateral trade agreement ever reached.
In the post-Harper Canada, the country has an opportunity to once again exert its long-sought influence in various aspects of international affairs and put on display Canada’s soft power. Iran is one such area where Canada can show leadership and make a difference.
By Arturo Munoz Concepts & Thoughts Washington–Despite the bitterness and bloodshed that insurgencies engender, they usually end through negotiations which often offer some form of amnesty, power sharing, and reintegration.
By Reza Akhlaghi Concepts & Thoughts Toronto, Ontario—Canada’s controversial sale of armoured fighting vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the tune of $15 billion was a display of strategic disarray in Canadian foreign policy under the government of the former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
By Dr. Jane M. Orient Concepts & Thoughts Tuscon, Arizona–As candidates face “gotcha” questions from the press and trade barbs, the world may be on the verge of a global military conflict, complete with nuclear warheads used against the United States.
By Robert W. Jordan Concepts & Thoughts Dallas, Texas–This year the United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary. It is also the 70th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia in February 1945. During World War II, Saudi oil and air routes had been helpful to the war…